Philippine Textile Weaving
Textile weaving is an art that has been performed in the Philippines since pre-colonial times. Each ethnic group has its own particular kind of textile, motifs, and method of production. The people of the Cordilleras weave blankets and apparel with a backstrap loom. T'boli people first tie-dye abaca threads in earth tones before weaving them into a fabric called t'nalak. For them and many other ethnic groups, weaving is more than a tradition, it is a religious ritual.
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- '2007 Show Revives an Old Weaving Tradition.' www.philippinestoday.net